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TEPCO Admits Deliberately Using Radiation Detectors That Give Deceptively Low Readings; Radiation Leaks Far Worse Than Reported

World  (tags: Japan, Fukushima, radioactive water leak, TEPCO, dishonesty, world, ethics, government, news, humans, corruption )

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At the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, radiation isn't the only thing leaking out. Each week, it seems there's another small leak of the truth that has been deliberately hidden from the public. Yesterday, TEPCO finally admitted it has...

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Yvonne White (229)
Monday September 2, 2013, 2:07 pm
Time for Murder charges against the CEO & Board of TEPCO!

Birgit W (160)
Monday September 2, 2013, 3:52 pm
Why am I not surprised?

David C (25)
Monday September 2, 2013, 3:53 pm
> Huh? Yeah. Seriously.
- i'd even say, most $eriously.

" The nuclear establishment is conducting a war against humanity. " -- John Gofman (1918-2007), former advisor to the [US] Atomic Energy Commission; quoted in (recommended reading:) "Wings of Death" (1995) by Prof. Chris Busby

" The probable fate of our species is extermination by poisoning. "
-- Rosalie Bertel (epidemiologist) (cited ibid.)

Alan Lambert (91)
Monday September 2, 2013, 5:31 pm
That's not surprising at all. I'd like to see charges as well against the board.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday September 2, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thanks so much for posting this info, Carrie. It's about time those in power got around to telling the truth. I agree that there should be some criminal charges. The international community needs to step in, too.

Jason S (50)
Monday September 2, 2013, 7:29 pm
Good posting, thanks

Sue H (7)
Monday September 2, 2013, 8:15 pm
This is so not acceptable. How can saving face be more important than the health of your citizens and our entire planet??

James Travers (6)
Monday September 2, 2013, 9:21 pm
I'm afraid Sue that "saving face" is not the likely motive behind this deception. There a number of other reasons which are much more probable. Money comes to mind, avoiding criminal charges (see BP strategy in the Gulf) or possibly avoiding a lynch mob. And as it seems improbable to me that the Japanese government did not know more about this than they let on, the deception may have been to avoid a panic. I know reading this line in the article; "They still won't admit the facility is on the verge of collapsing, which would release a huge deadly cloud of radiation that would devastate North America" was almost enough to make me panic

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Monday September 2, 2013, 10:40 pm

Cathe romano (52)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 5:34 am
Here comes another surge in Thyroid cancer.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 8:19 am
This is nothing less than a huge catastrophe.. all reasons mentioned by James are valid and unfortunately it is also traditionally within Japanese culture to not admit error and fault, guess that's what Sue meant by saving face.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 8:57 am
If TEPCO lied about radiation leaks, what else are they lying about?
As a result, thanks to the arrogance and criminal dishonesty of top-level TEPCO managers and bureaucrats, yet another massive radiation release from Fukushima is inevitable In fact it could be only one earthquake away. Scarier yet, they won't admit that a facility if on the verge of collapsing, which would release a huge deadly cloud of radiation that would devastate North America.


. (0)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 12:18 pm
Not surprising. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 5:01 pm
Always heard 'Honesty is the best policy !

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 5:19 pm
Prosecute the criminals!!!!!

Hartson Doak (39)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 9:56 pm
Now, this is a situation where the US would be justified in invading a country and spending massive amounts of money to correct this disaster. The world's ocean is becoming so polluted with radioactive isotopes that this will make seafood off everyone's diet.

reft h (66)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 11:49 pm
top level managers and bureaucrats need to learn some ethics. It seems that once people get to that level, they seem to think it is ok to pull the wool over people's eyes.

Lona G (79)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 6:24 am
Just wondering if it's just the TEPCO management that has sentenced their personnel to death or has the government some hand in these 'acceptable' readings too? The Japanese prime minister still doesn't want to come back on his election promise to re-start Japan's other nuclear power plants which are under moratorium, so my money is on government involvement.

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:24 am
What the hell!!! This is so wrong!!
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